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Sep 21, 2011 4:00pm EDT
this resolution on the united nations general assembly which would have put the united states in the position of vetoing this in front of the security council, a major international dustup was on the horizon, and they are still working at this hour to try to avert that. president obama today, a very busy day, dylan, a number of bilaterals, all the usual ones, he spoke at the clinton global initiative and he also, of course, met with netanyahu, but here's a little bit more of what he had to say about middle east peace before the general assembly. >> we believe so strongly in the aspirations of the palestinian people, that america has invested so much time and so much effort in the building of a palestinian state. america's commitment to israel's security sun shakeable. our friendship with israel is deep and enduring. israel deserves recognition. it deserves normal relations with its neighbors. that is the project to which america is committed. there are no shortcuts. >> and the phrase the president kept coming back to today, dylan, peace is hard, as if anybody needed to be reminde
Sep 19, 2011 4:00pm EDT
a declaration at the united nations. it is a distraction, and in fact, it's counterproductive. >> well, as we speak today, our president, barack obama, heads here to new york city for the opening session of the u.n. general assembly, as they do every fall. nuclear safety and libya's future are supposed to headline the conversation this week. however, stealing the show is the palestinian authority and their bid for full statehood recognition. no surprise, israel opposes such a bid and the u.s. is already verbally vowing a veto wiere it to come to that. the thing is, that could further alienate our arab allies and the rest of the arab world. which, of course, is one of the last things the obama white house would like to do right now, considering everything that is currently going on. if the palestinian move does get squashed by the security council, they will still have the opportunity to go to the general assembly floor and try and win a majority vote. between here and there, there's plenty of backroom conversations going on to try to prevent this from ever getting that far. let's bring in our monday megapanel, msnbc contributor imogen weber and sam seder. at the end of the day, the criticism from the united sta s sta
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